Carl (or Karl) Tausig (4 November 1841 – 17 July 1871) was a Polish virtuoso pianist, arranger and composer.
Carl Tausig's output as composer is quite small and little explored today. As well as entirely original works, he arranged for piano music of a number of composers, and wrote a number of pedagogic works (works for teaching and practice).
Tausig's surviving output is for piano solo only. Where indicated, unpublished works are shown. Some further works are also unpublished or lost, and are not listed – these include a transcription in double notes of Chopin's Étude Op. 25, No. 2, and orchestral compositions (including a piano concerto and an orchestral version of Das Geisterschiff).
Of Tausig's original compositions and numerous arrangements of classical works the following may be mentioned: Deux Études de Concert, replacing an earlier pianoforte transcription of his symphonic ballad Das Geisterschiff; Ungarische Zigeunerweisen, a composition for pianoforte; Nouvelles Soirées de Vienne; Tägliche Studien, finger exercises of high value; a selection of studies from Clementi's Gradus ad Parnassum; a transcription of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; and adaptations of Weber's Invitation to the Dance, and of six Beethoven quartets; transcriptions of Schubert's Marche Militaire No. 1 in D and of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, The Ride of the Valkyries, and Siegmund's Love Song. Text source : Wikipedia (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)
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